Politico reports “Biden’s advisers are privately skeptical about” Ossoff and Warnock’s chances

According to a Politico report, the Biden transition team is “hoping for a victory but bracing for defeat” in the 2 key Senate runoff elections being held today.

According to the report “Biden’s advisers are privately skeptical about Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s chances, Democrats say. And though confidants say that the incoming team’s core priorities for that 100-day agenda will remain the same regardless of the outcome — the pandemic, the recession, climate change and racial inequality — they concede that the scale of their plans could change dramatically come Tuesday evening.”

The report adds “Biden himself underscored the stakes of the runoffs in a stop in Georgia on Monday when he made the case for the two Democratic challengers by tying the success of his agenda to their candidacies.”

During an appearance at a rally in Atlanta, Biden says “by electing Jon and the Reverend, you can make an immediate difference in your own lives, the lives of people all across the country, because their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check. That money will go out the door immediately.”

“If you send Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington, those checks won’t get there,” he added.